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6 Month Gardening Party!

Well, I was in the garden indefinitely and had just hit 6 months in mid-March, when I got a wild hair up my tail and tried for a mortgage preapproval.  I was approved, but the house offer fell through as well as a probable new job offer, so I decided to apply the brakes and hold off indefinitely on any house purchase.

 

This made me think about what I could do to increase existing CLs (I was OK with a HP) so the inquiries could all age off at the same time; it wouldn't have happened without gardening.  So, here are my results:

 

BoA Travel Rewards         $7200 > $12000

CSP                                  $7500 > $12500

Discover It                         $4500 > $10000

PenFed Visa (new)           $13000 CL

PenFed Auto Approval     $15000 @ 1.74% (same inquiry - buying a second car for my work commute)

USAA Mastercard             $12000 > $20000

 

Overall, a very successful week.  Thanks to all of you on the forum for the knowledge, insight, and support.

 

I'll be hanging out in the garden for the forseeable future... Smiley Happy


Starting Score: Jan 2012: EQ - 659, TU08 - 670, EX - ???
Current Score:April 2014: EQ - 772, TU08 - 782, EX - 754
Last App:3/21/14

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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Congratulations on your great increases and your new PenFed approvals!



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Current Score: TU 715 (Barclay) EX 685 (myFICO) EQ 697 (myFICO)
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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Congrats!

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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

My what a difference a day makes Lol

A big congrats 

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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!


myjourney wrote:

My what a difference a day makes Lol

A big congrats 


You're right.  I did previously post an "I'm done" comment somewhere, didn't I?  Smiley Tongue


Starting Score: Jan 2012: EQ - 659, TU08 - 670, EX - ???
Current Score:April 2014: EQ - 772, TU08 - 782, EX - 754
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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Lol forgiven

Bring the new and the CLI's and come on home/gardenSmiley Wink

First ones on me 

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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Nice CL's and congrats on the PenFed approvals!

See ya in the garden!
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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Very nice, Congrats!

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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Thanks, all.  It's been a crazy (but very rewarding) week.  


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Current Score:April 2014: EQ - 772, TU08 - 782, EX - 754
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Re: 6 Month Gardening Party!

Very nice increases!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!



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